Music: New Records, Oct. 22, 1951

The recording of complete operas continued to be the big record news—as it has been since LP provided the ideal medium for it. Most notable:

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Wilma Lipp and Irmgard Seefried, sopranos; Anton Dermota, tenor; Erich Kunz, baritone; Ludwig Weber, bass; chorus of the Society of Friends of Music, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan conducting; Columbia, 6 sides LP). The kind of crack performance, with its own unique Gemütlichkeit, that makes music lovers trek to Salzburg every summer. A new Marriage of Figaro, with the same orchestra and conductor...

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